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Petroleum Engineering: Professional Organisation

Professional Societies


The vision of the SPE is to “enable the global oil and gas industry to share technical knowledge needed to meet the world’s energy needs in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.” The SPE is the largest and the leading association of professionals in the upstream petroleum industry.

For more information visit the SPE homepage


The Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) is an association of professionals committed to advancing the science of petrophysics and formation evaluation, through well logging and other formation evaluation techniques and to applying these methods to the discovery and production of gas, oil and other minerals.

For more information visit the SPWLA homepage


The SCA is a Chapter-at-Large of the SPWLA and is established to serve the interests of all persons who use or obtain reservoir evaluation information from rock and core samples.

For more information visit the SCA homepage



IADC’s mission is to work for and with drilling and completion companies to advance technology, improve industry practices, and champion reasonable and responsible regulation of the industry. IADC is primarily an association of companies.

For more information visit the IADC  homepage.